When it comes to athletic accomplishments, there aren’t many things Plainview High School hasn’t done in its proud history.

When it comes to athletic accomplishments, there aren’t many things Plainview High School hasn’t done in its proud history.

Recently, Arielle Sauer added her own chapter to the PHS record books.

The Lady Indians cheerleader became the first ever Plainview representative on the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State team. She represented the West squad alongside other cheerleaders from schools such as Wynnewood, Carl Albert, Newcastle, Edmond Memorial, Purcell, Midwest City, Blanchard, Westmoore, Yukon, Edmond Santa Fe, Mustang and Norman North. 

“The experience of being an All-State cheerleader was absolutely an honor,” Sauer said. “I’ve contributed so much to this program and to be the first ever representative from Plainview on the All-State cheer squad means so much to me.”

Sauer’s coach at Plainview Wendy Russell couldn’t contain her excitement over the award, as it was just as special for her as well.

“Arielle definitely deserves this honor,” she said. “I was elated getting to walk her through this process and we both got to be educated the whole time. She’s not only the first ever All-State cheerleader for Plainview, but my first ever All-State cheerleader as a coach. In the future I’m hoping Plainview High School can have other cheerleaders qualify for this honor and get to have this special experience.”

Sauer plans to continue her education at the University of Oklahoma and major in medicine.

“I’ve gotten to build some amazing relationships during my time at Plainview as a member of the cheerleading team,” Sauer said. “I’ve also gotten to create some amazing memories. My advice to the underclassmen would be to stay focused and to remember that confidence is everything.”